Fiber Optic

Installation view of Fiber Optic, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY, 2015

November 7 - December 19, 2015

MINUS SPACE is delighted to present the group exhibition Fiber Optic, highlighting several generations of artists innovating at the intersection of geometry and fiber. The exhibition will feature works by fifteen artists from across the country, including Anni Albers, Joell Baxter, Samantha Bittman, Chris Bogia, Martha Clippinger, Gabriel Dawe, Michelle Grabner, Lynne Harlow, Linda King Ferguson, Victoria Munro, Gabriel Pionkowski, Carrie Pollack, Sue Ravitz, Stephen Westfall, and Emi Winter.

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Breaking Pattern, Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR

Michael Scott, #98, 2012, Black gloss enamel on aluminum, 63 x 63 inches

October 1 – December 5, 2015

Breaking Pattern highlights several generations of artists whose works investigate and advance the discourse around pattern, optical, and perceptual abstract painting. The exhibition will feature recent paintings by seven American artists: Gabriele Evertz, Anoka Faruqee, Michelle Grabner, Gilbert Hsiao, Douglas Melini, Brian Porray, and Michael Scott. This exhibition coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Museum of Modern Art’s seminal exhibition The Responsive Eye curated by William C. Seitz.

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MINUS SPACE hosts Living and Sustaining a Creative Life – Panel Discussion & Book Signing, Friday, November 8, 6-8pm

Sharon Louden, Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY


Living and Sustaining a Creative Life
Panel Discussion & Book Signing
Kate Shepherd, Ellen Harvey, David Humphrey, Sharon Louden, Brian Tolle
Friday, November 8, 6-8pm at MINUS SPACE

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Mark Dagley, Gabriele Evertz & Gilbert Hsiao in Buzz, Curated by Vik Muniz, Galeria Nara Roesler, Sao Paolo, Brazil

Gabriele Evertz, Four Grays Plus The Spectrum, 2011, Acrylic on canvas, 68 x 68 inches, MINUS SPACE

Buzz, Curated by Vik Muniz, Galeria Nara Roesler, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Featuring Mark Dagley, Gabriele Evertz, Michelle Grabner & Gilbert Hsiao

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Michelle Grabner: The Inova Survey, Inova, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

Michelle Grabner

Chicago-based artist, writer, teacher and curator Michelle Grabner (BFA ’84, MA ’87) presents a selection of paintings, prints, sculpture and video spanning her formidable career.

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Endless: Laura Bell, Michelle Grabner & Amy M. Ho, Plug Projects, Kansas City, MO

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Endless is PLUG Projects' sixth exhibition featuring Amy M. Ho's installation of a deep projected space, the landscape photographs of Laura Bell, and Michelle Grabner's process-based paintings. Restrained and non-theatrical, the works in the show nonetheless evoke monumental and highly abstract ideas of order, space and time. Viewers are presented with pictorial spaces, which, if only for a brief moment, make possible the loss of identity and encounter with the infinite.

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Neither Here nor There but Anywhere and Everywhere

Installation view of Neither Here nor There but Anywhere and Everywhere, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY, 2012

June 22 - August 11, 2012

MINUS SPACE is pleased to present the group exhibition Neither Here nor There but Anywhere and Everywhere, featuring recent work by 7 artists: Vincent Como, Julian Dashper, Linda Francis, Michelle Grabner, Russell Maltz, Victoria Munro, and Carrie Pollack.

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Did You See Heaven: SPECTRA, Peregrine Program, Chicago, IL

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In a conversation with the artist Mary Heilmann at the Art Institute's Modern Wing a while back, she asked "Did you see Heaven?" in reference to her brushy green painting (titled Heaven) then on exhibit. I remember so well the way she mischievously smiled that question. With big eyes. It still makes me smile.

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25 Years of Talent, Curated by Michelle Grabner, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY

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In 1986 David Robbins produced Talent, a photowork comprised of eighteen black-and-white headshots. He invited a coterie of artist friends associated with Gallery Nature Morte and early Metro Pictures to have their portrait taken on 46th Street by a studio photographer, James Kriegsmann. Twenty-five years later, Michelle Grabner brings them back together.

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MINUS SPACE en Oaxaca: Panorama de 31 artistas internacionales, Multiple Cultural Venues, Oaxaca, Mexico

Jan van der Ploeg, Wall Painting No. 329 Tribute, 2012, Acrylic on wall, 476 x 3260cm; Installation view at Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca Juárez (IAGO), Oaxaca, Mexico

Organized by artists Matthew Deleget (New York) and Emi Winter (Oaxaca), the exhibition MINUS SPACE en Oaxaca: Panorama de 31 artistas internacionales features 31 reductive artists from around the world associated with MINUS SPACE in Brooklyn, New York.

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Tops, Open Space, presented by President Clinton Projects, Long Island City, NY

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President Clinton Projects is pleased to present "Tops," featuring new work by 15 artists based in New York, Chicago and Baltimore. All included work will be displayed on tables.

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Material Occupation, University Art Museum, Albany, NY

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The artists represented in Material Occupation challenge the idea that abstraction is a rarified concept that bears little relation to everyday experience. Using familiar patterns, structures, designs, and systems, these artists explore the cultural associations inherent in prosaic materials.

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MINUS SPACE: Mark Dagley, Gabriele Evertz & Gilbert Hsiao, The Suburban, Oak Park, IL

Installation view of MINUS SPACE, The Suburban, Oak Park, IL, 2012; Paintings by Gabriele Evertz, Gilbert Hsiao & Mark Dagley (left to right)

January 22 - February 26, 2012

We are delighted to announce the group exhibition MINUS SPACE at The Suburban in Oak Park, Illinois. The exhibition features artists Mark Dagley, Gabriele Evertz and Gilbert Hsiao, and is conceived around the ideas of confounding pattern, spectral color, shaped supports, and divergent painting methods.

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The Indiscipline of Painting: International Abstraction from the 1960s to Now, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, England

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Bernard Frize, Suite Segond 100 No 3, 1980 Household paint on canvas 51 x 64 inches  January 14 – March 10, 2012 The Indiscipline of Painting is an international group exhibition including works by forty-nine artists from the 1960s to now. Selected by British painter Daniel Sturgis, it considers how the languages of abstraction have remained urgent, relevant and critical as they have been revisited and reinvented by subsequent generations of artists over the last […]

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Gifting Abstraction, Soho20 Gallery, New York, NY

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Gifting Abstraction establishes an intimate economy within Soho20Chelsea gallery in which abstract objects have not yet turned into objectified commodities. The gift economy paradigm recognizes that there is value outside market forces, and that the gift renders forces and riches of its own.

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Frank Ammerlaan: UNLIT, PS projectspace, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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In January 1999, PS projectspace started in the living room of artist and founder Jan van der Ploeg. After more than 12 years of exhibitions organized at home, the project space moves to the studio building of Jan van der Ploeg at the Madurastraat 72, in the East part of Amsterdam.

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The Indiscipline of Painting: International Abstraction from the 1960s to Now, Tate St Ives, St Ives, England

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Mary Heilmann, Primalon Ballroom, 2002 October 8, 2011 – January 3, 2012 The Indiscipline of Painting is an international group exhibition including works by forty-nine artists from the 1960s to now. Selected by British painter Daniel Sturgis, it considers how the languages of abstraction have remained urgent, relevant and critical as they have been revisited and reinvented by subsequent generations of artists over the last 50 years. It goes on to demonstrate the way in […]

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Au Plein Air: Simon Ingram + Douglas Melini, The Suburban, Oak Park, IL

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Work by Douglas Melini July 17 – August 10, 2011 Simon Ingram’s Radio Paintings “results from a sequence of material conversations of unseen and unheard information.” Ingram’s Abstract paintings are produced via a machine that scans the electromagnetic spectrum. Douglas Melini’s tightly pattern symmetrical abstractions will be juxtaposed with an audio component for his project at The Suburban. Simon Ingram is an artist and Senior Lecturer at the ELAM School of Fine Arts at the […]

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Great Poor Farm Experiment III, Manawa, WI

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August 5-7, 2011 E6325 County Highway BB Manawa, WI 54949 A series of projects presented by artists: Guillaume Leblon (Paris, France), Chris Sperandio (Houston, TX) + Simon Grennan (UK), David Dunlap (Iowa City) + Bruce Tapola (St. Paul, MN), Yvette Brackman (Copenhagen, Denmark), Simon Ingram (Auckland, New Zealand), Duncan MacKenzie (Chicago, IL) + Christian Kuras (London, UK), Lily Cox-Richard (Ann Arbor, MI), Aaron Van Dyke (Minneapolis) + Summer School, Keil Borrman, Diego Leclery (Chicago), Richard […]

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Between This Light and That and Space, Curated by Douglas Melini

Installation view of Between This Light and That and Space, Curated by Douglas Melini, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY, 2011

June 25 - July 30, 2011

My Dear Friends: Those keynote events, which recently awakened your planet to faith and to action, have torn away the last veils of denial from the Collective Consciousness. A stone has been thrown into the water, and ripples of pure energy now spread around the globe – ushering in what will eventually become known as The Age of Conscious Choice. Doorways are opening, and magic is afoot!

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A Painting Show, Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York, NY

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Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Venus (detail), 2010 Oil, spray paint, and collage on canvas May 6 – June 4, 2011 Harris Lieberman is thrilled to announce the opening of “A Painting Show” in a temporary location on the ground floor of 508 West 26th Street. This group exhibition includes 35 artists and charts spheres of influence among a group of painters with diverse artistic approaches. All the artists share a rigorous conceptual grounding and an interest in […]

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Michelle Grabner: Like a Rare Morel, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

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Michelle Grabner, Untitled, 2011 Graphite and gesso on panel 15 x 17 inches January 22 – February 26, 2011 Shane Campbell Gallery is pleased to announce Like a Rare Morel, an exhibition of graphite and metalpoint works on birch panel by Michelle Grabner. This exhibition marks Grabner’s return to domesticated geometric pattern. Gingham, a plain-woven fabric where the warp and weft are aligned to form a simple perpendicular crossing pattern is the basis of Grabner’s […]

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Und 6: International, Schwartz Gallery, London, United Kingdom

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Billy Gruner, Punk Painting – Sound Installation, 2010 October 15 – November 7, 2010 Curated by Billy Gruner of SNO in Sydney, Jan van der Ploeg of PS in Amsterdam and Tilman of CCNOA in Brussels. UND 6 – INTERCONTINENTAL is a group show of international artists exhibiting at Schwartz Gallery working within what could broadly be described as non-objective contemporary art. Organised by artists-curators Tilman, Jan Van der Ploeg and Billy Gruner, it is […]

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Julian Dashper featured in publication Can I Come Over to Your House: The First Ten Years of The Suburban

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Click to purchase from Golden Age The Suburban, Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam’s Oak Park based art space celebrates it’s 10th anniversary with an encyclopedic compendium of it’s long history. Introductory essays by Forrest Nash and Michael Newman & design by Jason Pickleman. Artists: Kevin Appel, Vasco Araujo, David Hullfish Bailey, Mike Banicki, BANK, Stephen Berens, Cindy Bernard, Walead Beshty, Dike Blair, Gregg Bordowitz, Keil Borrman, Andrea Bowers, Yvette Brackman, Troy Brauntuch, Ralf Brög, Alex […]

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Jan van der Ploeg: BIG CALM

Installation view of Jan van der Ploeg: BIG CALM, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY, 2010

September 18 – October 16, 2010

MINUS SPACE is very excited to announce the solo exhibition Jan van der Ploeg: BIG CALM. This is the Amsterdam-based artist’s second exhibition with the gallery and it will feature a site-specific painting installation.

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Julian Dashper (1960-2009): It Is Life

Texts by various artists, Julian Dashper: It Is Life, MINUS SPACE, August-September 2010

August 7 - September 4, 2010

MINUS SPACE is honored to announce the memorial exhibition Julian Dashper (1960-2009): It Is Life. The exhibition marks the one-year anniversary of the New Zealand artist's death and it will feature a single work by Julian entitled Future Call, as well as written tributes to him by more than 70 artists internationally.

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I speak now from the aesthetic and artistic point of view when I say that life with Michelle Grabner is dull, Leo Koenig Gallery, New York, NY

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Exhibition invitation April 23 – May 22, 2010 Participating Artists: Michelle Grabner, Katharina Grosse, Brad Killam, Philip Vanderhyden & Molly Zuckerman-Hartung The exhibition, “I speak now from the aesthetic and artistic point of view when I say that life with Michelle Grabner is dull” brings together the work of four antithetical painters who Michelle Grabner, the Chicago-based artist, heralds as profoundly enabling to her own unvaried and unimaginative abstract investigations. The exhibition is diverting and […]

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Michelle Grabner: Get Better Mrs. Michelle!

Michelle Grabner, Untitled (installation detail), 2010, silverpoint and black gesso on paper, 30 x 22 inches each; Installation view at MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, 2010

March 27 – May 1, 2010

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce a new exhibition of drawings by Chicago-based artist Michelle Grabner. Grabner works primarily in painting, drawing, and printmaking, and her practice is commonly organized around straightforward mathematical systems.

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Newtonland: Orbits, Ellipses and Other Planes of Activity, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO

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Brad Killam & Michelle Grabner, Inside Trip, 2009 Silverpoint, wood, metal, enamel February 27 – April 10, 2010 White Flag Projects presents Newtonland: Orbits, Ellipses and other Planes of Activity, with artwork by Greg Bogin, Elizabeth Bryant, Anne Eastman, Ib Geertsen, Grabner/Killam, Jean Painleve, Jan Van Der Ploeg and Jonas Wood. The exhibition is curated by Michelle Grabner. Newtonland: Orbits, Ellipses and other Planes of Activity will be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue published by […]

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Jan van der Ploeg: Good & Plenty, Aschenbach & Hofland Galleries, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Jan van der Ploeg, Wall Painting No.273 Grip, 2009 Acrylic on wall, 560 x 1400 cm November 7 – December 19, 2009 JAN VAN DER PLOEG “And yet Giotto succeeded. He could make the local and particular stand for universal ideas.” — Roger Fry, Vision and Design (1920) “The purpose of good design is to ornament existence, not to substitute it.” — George Nelson, Good Design: What is it for? Problems of Design (1957) “Q: […]

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Julian Dashper, John Nixon, Tilman & Jan van der Ploeg in Concrete Now! Introducing PS, Highland Institute for Contemporary Art, Inverness-shire, United Kingdom

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Installation view with works by Tilman, John Nixon & Julian Dashper (left to right) August 23 – September 27, 2009 HICA, The Highland Institute for Contemporary Art, is to host an exhibition of artists’ work from PS gallery, Amsterdam, opening on Sunday 23rd August, 2009. Concrete Now! Introducing PS will present work from artists who have exhibited with PS, including Julian Dashper, Michelle Grabner, Gerold Miller, John Nixon, Jan van der Ploeg, and Tilman. A […]

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